• Private Chef Opens Good Company In Ravenswood, Hosting Ticketed Events At Former Bang Bang Pie Location

    by Alex V. Hernandez / Block Club Chicago / February 8, 2023

    A private chef who loves to host dinner parties is now hosting events in the space, including game nights, cooking classes and more.

    RAVENSWOOD — A self-taught chef who loves to host dinner parties has transformed Ravenswood’s former Bang Bang Pie into a new communal dining venue.

    Good Company, 4947 N. Damen Ave., isn’t a traditional restaurant. Since opening last month, owner Stephanie Johnston has hosted events like dinner parties, cooking classes and game nights.

    Johnston’s food career started at home, where she has more than 100 cookbooks and loves having family and friends over for dinner. Good Company was a chance to turn her hobby into a business with ticketed dinners for folks outside her circle, she said.

    “I like to think of it as just like a social gathering space for communal dining,” Johnston said. “The vibe that I kind of go for in this space is, my personal apartment is two blocks away, but this is ‘Chefanie’s’ apartment. I really tried to create a space and programming that kind of emanates that.” Read more HERE



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